School leaders and administrators are the managers of countless interactions, functions, and practices constantly occurring within school districts. Many of today’s leaders are applying system thinking in their interactions with staff, administrators, students, compliance issues, technology concerns and overall district goals.

Importantly, the start of each new school year brings many new requirement and compliance pieces to the forefront for superintendents, building administrators and other central office administrators. For example, the hiring and training of staff, along with a number of other functions that support the district’s investment in human capital would require attention to detail, and system thinking approaches. Providing clear and consistent expectations as part of a systems approach will allow for a smooth start to the school year.

MASA and the Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) are offering this full-day workshop, where experts will provide practical and helpful tips and reminders for taking care of all the details needed for a solid start to the school year. Participants will leave with a checklist and a game plan for reviewing and implementing essential policies and procedures.

Topics covered include:

  • Compliance and setting expectations
  • Aligning processes with policies
  • Consistent evaluation practices
  • Certification changes for administrators and teachers
  • Changes to teacher preparation
  • MDE update

Click here for more information and to see the agenda.


  • When: Aug. 6, 2018, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Where: MELG Building, Lansing, MI 48917
  • Cost: $150 per participant